Nature

natural beauty

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Central New York is a beautiful place. This central Illinois girl hasn’t had much eastern US exposure. So I was delighted at the opportunity to take part in the Brews & Views tour. This was a tour that was part of the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) conference held this year in Syracuse. One […]

Niagara Falls

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Tumbling water falling end over end before becoming part of the lovely Niagara Falls. This is just one of the scenes my friend Rose Hammit and I saw at the American side of the Niagara Falls. Traveling to Syracuse, New York, we stopped along the way to view the magical falls. We opted to stop […]

Greatest sundial

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Last night in Pekin, Illinois after completing a presentation at the Pekin Public Library about the Best Places to Travel in Illinois, I went on a search. My sister-in-law Kay Hogan and I were on the lookout. We were on a mission to find what is known in Pekin as the World’s Greatest Sundial. How […]

May Day event

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May Day is a holiday that means many things to many people. When I was a little girl, my sister Debbie and I celebrated May Day by making a flower basket and hanging it on a neighbors door! Will you celebrate May Day events during this fun holiday? The History of May Day The history […]

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Child of the Sun

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How exciting is it to learn that the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings is located in Lakeland, Florida at Florida Southern College. I was hosted on the in-depth tour while traveling south this past February. There I learned that Frank Lloyd Wright called his collection “Child of the Sun” in reference to buildings […]